"I just bought a whole bunch of Camper’s Choice bars. It actually works! First product we’ve found that keeps bugs away from my husband. Highly recommended."
Tracey Mitchell from our Facebook page
Two decades ago, we were asked to create an insect repellent soap to be sold in US National Parks. Enter Camper's Choice©.
Hide From Pesky CrittersMosquitoes, chiggers, and ticks are attracted to our exhaled carbon dioxide. The essential oils in Camper’s Choice™ mask CO² and make us invisible to them.
Don't Attract Them to Begin With
Scents in body wash, perfume, and dryer sheets can attract pests.
Essential Oils for Repellency and ScentCamper’s Choice contains eight essential oils, the same ones as in our Citronella Mist. The lemony scent comes from citronella, lemongrass, and lemon eucalyptus. Costly catnip essential oil is reported to be ten times stronger than DEET. Lavender, basil, thyme, and patchouli are also reported to repel mosquitoes.
Exfoliating, Moisturizing, and Creamy
Using Camper's Choice
Simply shower before and after a hike or, ideally, anytime you're going into nature. Some people use this bar all year just because they like the soap and how it smells. Consider shampooing and shaving with the bar.
Try also Camper's Choice Luffa Soap.
To prevent poison ivy rashes you need to remove the oily urushiol from your skin. Use cold water to wash—warm water will open your pores and spread the nasty oil. Any soap will remove the oil though it takes some rubbing. Make sure you get it all. Take your time and be thorough. Check out this helpful video on YouTube.
Pregnant and breastfeeding women are advised to avoid basil essential oil, though the amount in Camper's Choice soap is negligible.
"We bought your bug repellent soap last summer, and it is wonderful. No problems with mosquitos or ticks! My wife has a lot of allergy issues with soaps & fragrances but not with this. Thank you so much for a wonderful product and great service."
Wayne Whitney, Bella Vista, AR
"My in-laws have a cabin in rural Arkansas, and we go every year for the 4th of July. I am happy to say that I got no bites and used nothing but your soap. Not a drop of commercial repellant (which I despise). Everyone else was miserable! I made believers out of quite a few people."
Jen Chatfield, St. Louis, MO
“We love the insect repellent soap. Haven't had a mosquito bite all season!”
Deb Meade, Hampton, IA
"I tried it, and it works!"
Irene Hopkins, Wildwood, MO
"I used to be the choice mosquito food for the neighborhood. I use the bug repellent soap when I go outside and, it's amazing, I haven't been bit at all."
Inez Conrad, St. Louis, MO
"I have been tormented by the little chiggers that fly around down here all year long. I received the first shipment on Saturday, used it that night, and I have not been bothered since! It’s a miracle! I have very dry skin, and I haven’t even had to use a moisturizer with this soap. I plan on never being without it. Thanks!"
Barbara Smith, Tupelo, MS
"Highly recommend, works great."
Susan Wheeler Brimmer from our Facebook page
Our Citronella Mist has the same essential oils as in our Camper's Choice soap for continued protection.
Available with Stow 'n Go
So far, we have no reports of cats reacting to the catnip in the bar, but we did get this cartoon from a customer in Texas. Thanks again, Marla.